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Martha Washington

be my buddy
Pomeranian
Born: 01/08/2004
Small
7 lbs
Female

Homeward bound-adopted!

In July 2012, a sheriff of a small town in South Dakota called one of our directors, Julie, about 30 Pomeranians who were starving with no water. They were living in a patch of noxious weeds taller than most people. The owner/breeder had planned on shooting them, but she was allowed to willfully surrender them. The situation was one of the worst Julie had ever seen, and the rescue itself seemed impossible to carry out at times. Many of the tiny dogs were so feral and afraid that they bit and thrashed and screamed at the end of the catchpoles. Working in the heat and filth caused many rescuers to become ill. Newborn pups were found under boards near their mother, who was eating a dead bird. One fragile, terrified little Pom's fur was matted so badly that a frog was living in it. Julie and the sheriff were absolutely horrified by the sights and smells of that day.

Martha Washington's fur was matted so badly that her back leg was caught and stuck up into her fur at a horrible angle. She could not put her foot down to touch the ground. She had bad patellas that required some major and costly surgery to repair. Through all of this madness, Martha's sweet disposition was obvious to everyone. She smiled through her tears and wondered at our soft touches on her inflamed skin once her painful matts were removed. She is completely finished with her recovery and getting around just fine now. She is a happy little survivor.
Buddy Messages (2)
Her Buddy, Lynn Meserole, from Louisburg, North Carolina, sent her this message: "Hey Martha, I'm so sorry you had to have an operation on both of your knees. Hope you are feeling better. You're so adorable that I'm sure you'll be adopted soon. You're a real cutie!" Martha sends Lynn many happy, grateful hugs and kisses.
Her Buddy, Carla Morgan, from York, Pennsylvania, sent her this message: "Dear Martha, You are just precious and I am so happy to be your buddy!" Martha sends Carla many happy, grateful hugs and kisses.

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Hearts United for Animals is a national no-kill shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization. Hearts United for Animals does long distance adoptions if there are safe flights and we have volunteers in the area to do a home visit. We require an application, references and a home visit to adopt one of our dogs. Our dogs are all spayed or neutered and are current on health care. We can cat test a dog if requested. If you are interested in adopting a dog, we can give you more information on each dog if you click the Adoption Info & Application link above. Buddies are people who support the dog and send them love while they are waiting for their new home. The dog does not live with the buddy.

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